Knockanure Notes – 23rd December, 2012

WISHING all our readers a safe and healthy New Year and hope all will be refreshed by the Christmas experience.

HOME Alone, helpline 1850 440 444.

BINGO: Next session will be in the Marian Hall on January 3rd 2013.

CHARITY Walk in aid of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital will be held in Duagh on St Stephens Day starting at 11.30am.

Walk in Listowel from Carroll’s Yard at 11am, 5km. Kerry Crusader’s 10 mile cycle starts at the Listowel Community Centre on Thursday 27th at 2.30pm.

GST will host the first walk along their new route on Thu. 27th December at 2.15pm from the old Abbeyfeale Station. The round trip is 4 miles and refreshments will be provided afterwards at the adjacent Railway Bar, Abbeyfeale.

RACING at Limerick from 26th to 29th December. The Kingdom Cup will be held at Ballybeggan from 26th to 28th December. Racing at Ballyheigue on December 30th , starting at 12 noon.

HUNT: North Kerry Harriers Hunt in Ballylongford on 30th December with 12.30 start.

HORSE Fair in Listowel on January 3rd 2013.

FULL Moon on the 28th December, Space Station will be visible till January 1st. Weather still wet and mild, daffodils are starting to sprout, many farmers are worried what what the Spring will bring as feeding will be very scarce in the district.

JOURNALS in the locality are again full of local pictures and articles. Limerick GAA year book 2012 is now on sale in Ann Lyons’ shop in The Square Abbeyfeale.

ST. ITA’S WRENBOYS: Paddy Finucane, is appealing for musicians, dancers, singers and especially drivers to join his band of Wrenboys on St. Stephen’s Day in Abbeyfeale as fundraise for two local Missionaries, Fr. John Moloney and Fr. Tim Galvin.

COMHALTAS Christmas Session at Templeglantine on December 28th at 8.30pm.

CRIB in Duagh with live participants, will be open till 12th Jan 2013, daily, between 10.00am and 8.00pm.

BEST Wishes to Elaine Dennehy of Duagh and Kevin Stack of Moyvane South who were married in Duagh Church on Friday 14th December 2012, celebrants were Fr Moore, Fr Nolan and Fr McMahon. Bridesmaids were, Nonnie Cronin, Brid Halpin and Kathlyn Dennehy. Best Man, Thomas Lyons and groomsman was Gearoid Neligan. Flower girls, Lauren Duffy and Rachel O Connor. Page boys, Jack Dennehy and Ronan Duffy.

The bride is daughter of Liam and the late Noreen Dennehy and the groom is son of John Stack and Mary Hanrahan of Gale Bridge.

SCHOOL: Knockanure National School had a great end of year party at the school last week. The school windows are decorated with art work of the pupils.

SOCIAL; Moyvane GAA Club are holding their social in The Arms Hotel, Listowel on Friday, January 25th at 8pm.

REMEMBERED: Celebration of life of Phil Lynott will be held at the Grand Hotel on January 5th.

DEATH took place December 2012 of Eugene Brandon late of Aughrim, Moyvane and England, he is survived by sisters Nodie, Mary and Margaret. Eugene was son of Jack Brandon and Nora O Connor.

DEATH took place on December 9th 2012 of John Barrett of Lenamore, he was born in 1930 to Mick and Nellie Barrett, and he had siblings Catherine, Teresa, Eileen, Chrissy and Mikey. John is survived by his wife Madeline Moriarty and children Mike, Anita, Dympna and James. John Barrett was laid to rest at Lislaughtin Abbey following Requiem Mass in Ballylongford Church on December 12th 2012. John and Madeline were married for 58 years, in his youth he competed and won the half hundred weight throw in Knockanure.

PAIDI O Se,  eight times All-Ireland winner was buried following requiem mass at Ventry Church in the Reilig Chaitliona, on December 18th 2012. Paidi was predeceased by his parents Beatrice and Tommy and brother Michael. He is survived by his wife, Maire, children Nessa, Siun and Padraig Og

ANNIVERSARIES: Nora Mai Broderick, Hannie Quinn, Bridget Finucane, Paddy Healy, John Joe Sheehy, Michael Brosnan, Sr. Carmel Beasley, Jack O Brien, Ted Brosnan, Bridie Hanrahan, Vincent Dillon, Sean Broderick, Timmy Dillane, Maureen Sheehy, Fr. Willie O Brien, Jim Kelly, Edward Walsh, Kit Ahern, Myra Downey, Elizabeth Lynch, Sr. Gregory Dillon, Catherine Kennedy, Michael Kissane, Pat Dalton, Fr. Dan Dee, Peg Dillon, Sr. Patricia O Connor, Ned Buckley, Maureen McSkane, Kit O Rourke, Maurice Kennelly, Joan Kennelly, Denis Histon.

THOUGHT: The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t. Henry Ward Beecher.

PLAQUE was unveiled at Gale Bridge on December 16th 2012 to honour Paddy Finucane, born on 5 Dec 1899 in Clounprohus, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 10 April 1984. Paddy was elected to Kerry County Council in 1942, and in 1943 he was elected as TD  for Clann na Talún (the Farmers’ Party).  later was an Independent TD. He won every election till he retired in 1969  after 26 years in the Dáil. His main achievement as a TD was the Cashen drainage scheme. Paddy married Lily Hanrahan, daughter of John Hanrahan and Elizabeth Buckley in 1920 at Listowel Church.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE:  May 29th.    Spiritual Director, Fr Francis Nolan,  St. John’s.  Return flights from Cork to Dubrovnik, 7 nights full board. For further details, contact Maura O’Keeffe Harcksen on 066 7127143 .

KERRY LifeLine:  will provide support for people over Christmas.  Talk with a counselor over the phone  over the Christmas break.  064 7736100.  If you need to talk to someone immediately or outside of these hours, please call the 1Life Helpline on 1800 247100  .

SCHOOL: Largest school related massacre in American history happened in 1927, at an elementary school in Bath, Michigan. A school board member Andrew Kehoe,  wired the school with dynamite and set it off in the morning of May 18th 1927. He killed 45 people, 38  were children.

ESB have spent 6bn on upgrading their network over the past 10 years, Ireland and Great Britain will be the one wholesale market for electricity in 2016.

CHANGE Engineers Ireland have stopped printing their Journal, future editions will be eJournals

Street Singer Tralee

TWELVE Days of Christmas
From 1558 until 1829,  Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote the carol, the twelve Days of Christmas, as a catechism song for young Catholics. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember.

The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.
Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments
Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.
The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.
The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.
The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.
Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit – Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.
The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.
Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit – Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.
The ten lords a-leaping were the Ten Commandments.
The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.
The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles’ Creed.

Please pray for the following whose anniversaries occur and for whom Holy Mass will be offered as follows:
Sat. 22nd 7.30pm Pat Joe & Teresa Mullane
Sun. 23rd 10.00am Johanna Quinn  11.00am For the People of the Parish
Mon. 24th Christmas Eve  7.30pm Knockanure Ollie Leahy  9.00pm Moyvane Jack O’Brien, 1st anniversary
Tues. 25th Christmas Day Knockanure 10am   Moyvane 11am
Wed. 26th No Mass in Moyvane
Thurs. 27th 7.30pm Mary Sheehy
Fri. 28th 7.30pm Con & Bridie Flaherty
Sat. 29th 7.30pm Private Intention
Sun. 30th 10.00am Remembrance Mass in Knockanure  11.00am For the People of the Parish
Tues. 1st Jan. 7.30pm Brendan Ben Mulvihill

Adoration Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm
No Adoration in Knockanure on Tuesday Christmas Day.
No Adoration in Moyvane on Wednesday St.Stephen’s Day

Readers:- Vigil Seline Mulvihill & Ann Marie Kennelly. 11.00am Katerina & Andrew Kellighan
Knockanure: Gerald Leahy & Brenda Clancy

Collectors for January Vigil Michael Scanlon & Eddie Flaherty

11.00am Eddie Stack & John Ahern
Knockanure 10.00am Margaret Carmody

Community Bulletin
Annual Sacristan’s Collection Knockanure on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Margaret would like to express her sincere gratitude to the parishioners for their generosity during the year. Envelopes are available at the back of the Church.

Nano Nagle Fundraiser at Mairéad’s Bar, Moyvane on Saturday December 22nd at 9.30pm. Music by Gabriel Fitzmaurice and the Bog Hole Boys. Spot prizes on the night.

Christmas Celebration in Knockanure Church on Sunday evening 23rd December from 7.00pm to 8.00pm. The children will be performing the “Nativity Story”, Christmas Carols and Hymns, special prayer and reflection, this being “The Year of the Faith”. Don’t miss this special evening of spirituality and healing, a great way to prepare for the coming of Jesus into our homes and our hearts for Christmas. Everyone welcome.